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Amit Khera, M.D.

Coffee can make the heart skip beats, but it brews up benefits, too

Coffee can make the heart skip a beat, but that might be OK. Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the findings from the CRAVE study on how coffee can affect heart health, sleep, and exercise.

Why fatal heart disease is striking middle-aged patients younger and more often

After years of steady decline, heart disease death rates have increased 1.5% among the 45-60 age group – right in the prime of their personal and professional lives. In this MedBlog, Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the major causes and how preventive cardiology can help reverse this alarming trend.

10 questions to test your heart-health knowledge

How much do you know about heart disease risks? Take this 5-minute quiz to find out what you know – and don't – about heart health.

2018 cholesterol guidelines: 4 updates patients need to know

In November 2018, the national cholesterol treatment guidelines were updated for the first time in five years. Two esteemed physicians from UT Southwestern coauthored the guidelines, and in this week’s blog they discuss what the updates mean for patients.

Can a single high-fat meal damage heart health?

Foods high in both saturated fat and calories can have an immediate impact on heart health, according to a 2018 study. Amit Khera, M.D., offers tips to eat better and avoid the consequences. Learn more.

Four people who should see a preventive cardiologist

Dr. Amit Khera discusses how people in these four categories can benefit most from preventive cardiology to lower cholesterol and reduce their risk of heart disease.

10 truths about statins and high cholesterol

There are more misconceptions about statins on the Internet than there are truths. Our cardiologists answer 10 frequently asked questions.

Walking the walk on heart disease

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Low-carb vs. low-fat and other things to remember when dieting

if you limit carbohydrates, what are you replacing them with makes all the difference.

Make the Heart Walk a family tradition

We have a family tradition each year. On a September morning, we join with thousands of other people to support the fight against the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in the United States – heart disease and stroke.

New cholesterol guidelines … Here’s what you should know

Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for the last 40 years, you probably know that having high cholesterol is bad for you. But the tricky part is figuring out who really needs medication to treat it, which one you should use, and what dosage is appropriate.